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Veteran's Choice Indoor Air Quality

AIR STERILIZATION

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Is Your Home Making You Sick? 

To understand why many of today’s health problems can be caused by the home you live in, you need to look back a few years to see what caused this to happen. You see, during the energy crisis of the early 1970s, highly insulated “tight” homes became popular because of their potential to reduce energy costs. Within a few years, however, complaints started to arise, due to health, and excessive moisture issues caused by indoor pollution, and associated moisture problems within these homes.

Humidity and Airborne Pollutants

In the late 1980s and early 90s, indoor air quality became a nationally recognized issue. Even today, newer and more energy-efficient homes seemed predisposed to the problem. In addition, they retain more humidity and airborne pollutants, which causes longer life-spans and more productive cycles of microbial activity within the home, such as mold, germs, bacteria and viruses. This greater activity and the concentration of these airborne contaminants, equates to more allergic reactions and sickness within families, for longer periods of time.

Mold: A Survivor

Why is mold so difficult to control? Mold is at the bottom of the food chain. It thrives on very little, grows rapidly, and produces spores, volatile organic com-pounds, and other toxins. One organism can multiply to trillions in less than three weeks. When given the right conditions, mold can occur anywhere; in homes, schools, workplaces, entertainment centers, vehicles, etc.

Ductwork is the Ideal Environment for Mold

The interior of your ductwork and air conditioning equipment, provides an ideal environment for mold growth — especially in the air conditioners inside drain-pan where it is dark, damp, and filled with nutrients. The result can be like blowing air over a swamp or through a sewer and then into your home, vehicle, and workplace.

Increasing Allergies

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60% of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems and allergies may be mold-related. Some IAQ diagnosticians and practitioners today say the figure may be as high as 80%. The increased usage of air conditioning systems almost directly parallels the increase of allergies and IAQ problems.

How Mold Affects Your HVAC System

As mold and bacteria grow on coils and in drain pans, they are disseminated through the ducts to occupied spaces. Some mold products (toxins) produce serious and sometimes life-threatening reactions, including allergy, asthma, hypersensitivity, pneumonia, and in some extreme cases even bleeding lung disease. Additionally, mold creates a troublesome maintenance problem. Its activity results in dirty coils, a loss of air-flow, loss of heat exchange efficiency, dirty and sometimes plugged drain pans, and excessive energy use.

Using UVC Technology

Veteran’s Choice Heating & Air has found that the most successful way to handle system mold is through Ultraviolet (U.V.) germicidal lights. These U.V. systems are a recent breakthrough in protecting the health of a home.

Ultraviolet light in the “C” band (UVC) has been used for more than 65 years to kill microorganisms in hospitals, barber shops, laboratories, pharmaceutical plants, and at the nation’s Center for Disease Control. Residential ultraviolet units have been independently tested and proved to be effective in the constantly moving air environments of heating and cooling systems, killing mold and bacteria quickly and effectively. The UVC energy attacks the organism’s DNA and either destroys it immediately or prevents it from reproducing.

Eliminating Hidden Odors

For most people, the original motivation for installing Air Sterilization in Temecula Valley is to abate IAQ complaints and/or allergies. However, they are also pleased to learn that many hidden odors are also eliminated with U.V. technology.

 Contact us today for Air Sterilization in Temecula Valley and the Surrounding Areas

HIGH EFFICIENCY FILTERS

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High Efficiency Filters in Temecula Valley and the Surrounding Areas

Upgrade Your Air Filter For your family’s health

Most heating and cooling systems still use a basic air filter. These filters were originally designed to protect the equipment and not the people served by the equipment. The average air filter is only capable of removing 3–5% of the particles that pass through it.  In other words, most filters are only good for catching golf balls & baseballs.  Today, however, there are several types of permanent air filters available in various efficiencies that can help you filter the air in your home. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, hay fever or other breathing difficulties, there is an air filter that can help you. Veteran’s Choice can even provide you with the same type of air filter used in general surgery hospital operating rooms.

Contact us today for High Efficiency Filters in Temecula Valley and the Surrounding Areas!

AIR QUALITY FACTS

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Air Quality Facts

Just a Few Indoor Air Quality Facts,  Veteran’s Choice has Compiled for you:

The average 6 room house collects 40 pounds of dust a year (Discover Magazine)

Air ducts have more germs than a chicken coop (American Lung Association)

EPA claims indoor air has been found to be up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air (EPA)

Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air (Dept. of Consumer Affairs)

A build up of 0.42 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% (EPA)

9 out of 10 heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems failures are caused by dust and dirt (Louisiana Coop Extension Service)

Many people have allergic reactions to pollen, bacteria, dust mites, mold, and animal dander. Allergies including hay fever and asthma affect 41 million Americans or about one out of six people.

The air inside your home is usually 10 times dirtier that it is outside.  Doesn’t it make sense to harness the UV light and natural cleaning power of the sun and put in your home.

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INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Just a Few Indoor Air Quality in Temecula Valley Facts:

The average 6 room house collects 40 pounds of dust a year (Discover Magazine)

Air ducts have more germs than a chicken coop (American Lung Association)

EPA claims indoor air has been found to be up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air (EPA)

Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air (Dept. of Consumer Affairs)

A build up of 0.42 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% (EPA)

9 out of 10 heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems failures are caused by dust and dirt (Louisiana Coop Extension Service)

Many people have allergic reactions to pollen, bacteria, dust mites, mold, and animal dander. Allergies including hayfever and asthma affect 41 million Americans or about one out of six people.

How Do You Prevent Air Quality Problems?

Uv Light and Air Scrubbers
Quality air filtration is important in a home.
But installation techniques are also very important to make sure you get the full value out of your air cleaner.  With Total Care’s indoor air quality education
and Even Air delivery system you won’t find a better match.

Creating Clean – Comfortable Environments, One Customer at a Time

“Building Friendships One Home At A Time”

Schedule an appointment today. 

For Indoor Air Quality in Temecula Valley and the Surrounding Areas, contact us today!

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